State News

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DOR’s New System for Motor Carriers Launches Today

INDIANAPOLIS – Motor carriers can now get quicker and easier approval to safely move extra-heavy and wide loads on Indiana roadways thanks to a new permitting system launched this morning by the Indiana Department of Revenue’s (DOR) Motor Carrier Services (MCS) department. Implementing this new state-of-the-art online permitting system was …

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Tax Deductions Help Hoosier Veterans

INDIANAPOLIS – Military retirees and surviving spouses may experience a larger tax deduction from their military retirement funds this individual income tax season due to a 2019 Indiana tax law, advises the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR). Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1010 in the summer of …

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Indiana’s Individual Income Tax Season Opens Feb. 12

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) will start accepting filings for the 2021 individual income tax season on February 12, 2021, in concert with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Individuals have until April 15, 2021, to file both their state and federal income tax returns and pay any …

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Brazil Man Arrested for Child Molesting

Vigo County – Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation after receiving information from the Sullivan City Police Department that two females, under the age of 14, had been molested. The investigation revealed that Matthew B. Pugh, age 28, of Brazil, IN, allegedly molested two female juveniles under the age …

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Indiana Graduation Rates Increase in 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — Today, the Indiana Department of Education released the 2020 state graduation rate, which increased from 87.29 percent in 2019 to 87.69 percent. “This modest improvement in Indiana’s 2020 graduation rate is encouraging, especially as Hoosier students and educators have tackled unprecedented challenges throughout the pandemic,” said Dr. Katie …

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Indiana Grown announces Food Council Development Grant

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 14, 2021) — Indiana Grown has announced a grant program with funds dedicated to the development of food councils in Indiana. A food council is a community-based coalition created to build a stronger food system. Much of the work done by these regional organizations aligns with Indiana Grown’s …

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